Chloe is a performer and dancing is a part of her life. She is an admirer of Isadora Duncan, the mother of modern dance, the quintessential free sprit and an early feminist. There is so much about Isadora Duncan that Chloe relates to.
In modern times there are Isadora dance studios where dancers learn her technique. These dancers will dance choreographies passed down from Isadora and they also create new choreographies using the Duncan technique.
One evening Chloe dances alone in the moonlight. She performs a dance in the Isadora style.
Quick Bio on Isadora
Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation in New York Led by Lori Belilove
Their Facebook page. It is posted on the Garden of Chloe page.
Isadora Duncan International institute New York NY & High Falls NY
Duncan Dancers in Annapolis Maryland (has good directory)
Motion study pioneer Eadweard Muybridge's photo sequence of Isadora doing a turn.
Isadora - A feature film staring Vanessa Redgrave
Duncan Dance Chicago - Chicago, IL
Chloe's friends regress to banal small talk around a campfire in the yard one night. Uninterested, Chloe seizes the moment to entice them into a contact improv dance experience. Contact improv is a free form interactive dance approach in which people find themselves and feel connection to others. It was started in 1972 by Steve Paxton. Lead and follow is traded back and forth between dancers in ongoing negotiations of movement. Momentum and gravity are their partners in the stream of discovery. There are contact Improv communities around the world.
Contact Improv Links:
Contact Improv Group on FaceBook
It has been linked to the Garden of Chloe Facebook page.
Contact Quarterly - dance journal:
Great/variety of definitions of Contact Improv here:
What is Contact Improv?
Contact Improv videos:
Founder of Contact Improv, Steve Paxton, narrates and dances in
Fall After Newton
What is contact improvisation?
House of Glances
Fun Short for camera:
Contact Improvisation by Mailstones
Blake Nellis & Brando at Earthdance
Flying and Falling
The Consilience Project
Kickstart for a film called Five Ways In